Bramwell John Lt/Col 16100
Name Bramwell John
Army number 16100
Decorations WW1 - British War Medal, Victory Medal. Territorial Decoration and 4 clasps
Date of birth 1894
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - commissioned as a 2/Lt in the 8th Battalion 25/10/1916. Transferred to the King's Royal Rifle Corps. Entered France 22/11/1916. Took up command of the 11th Bn DLI on mobilisation 1/9/39. Served B.E.F. Taken Prisoner of War. Released from service 1946. Ceased to be a member of TARO 16/8/1950. Served as Honorary Colonel of the 8th Bn DLI 1/7/1956 - 30/6/1961 vice Brigadier Kirkup.
Company/Battery Battalion HQ.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Commanding Officer.
Joined Brigade 01-Sep-39.
Promotions Lt 25/4/18, Captain 23/12/26, Major 23/12/30, Lt Colonel 5/5/1939.
Prisoner of War Camp Numbers O6B/O7C/O5A. Prisoner Number 216.
Died/Killed in action Date of death 17-Jan-63. Died Newcastle.
Home address Born 1894. Educated Rutherford College. Wounded during WW1. Cattle dealer, 286 Wingrove Road, Fenham. 27, Moor Street, Newcastle.
Source table 11DLI
Lt Col Bramwell revived the 8th/11th Battalions Old Comrades Association and attended an Annual Meeting in April 1960 when new Honorary Officers were appointed.